These Are the Goods


The beauty of compound interest is that it continues to behave fractally with each piece of interest eventually earning its own interest.

By of Dollars and Data

Convincing yourself that you’re right when you know you’re wrong is a time-honored tradition in the markets

By Ben Carlson

Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment

By Tony Isola

You are kidding yourself if you think being greedy when others are fearful is as easy as saying it during a bull market.

By Morgan Housel

Economics should be used for diagnostic purposes, not predictive ones.

By Mark Dow

Even with the hardship of recent years, active funds still managed to rake in around $600 billion in assets over the decade ended May 31, 2017.

By Jeffrey Ptak

There were no index funds during the Roaring 20s that led to the Great Depression nor in the go-go years in the 1960s that led to the Nifty Fifty blow-up.

By Ben Carlson

From 2013 through 2016, the S&P 500 Index provided a 14.3% annualized return, well above its historical return since 1926 of 10%.

By Larry Swedroe



Most of these ideas that continue to work are open secrets. 

With Jeremy Schwartz and Wesley Gray

The 50 biggest stocks going into the 1950s were the 50 biggest stocks coming out of the 1950s.

With Patrick O’Shaughnessy and Jerry Neumann

There are gospels, books, tomes, written about behavioral finance and how the awareness should shape better conduct. I don’t think it’s worked for me so far.

With Ted Seides and Thomas Russo

Chance can be thought of as the cards you’re dealt in life, choice is how you play them.

With Barry Ritholtz and Ed Thorp


You can’t separate the merit of a song from the time you originally experienced it.

By Chuck Klosterman


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